§3-3-6. Assistance to voter in voting an absent voter's ballot by mail


Published: 2015

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WVC 3-3-6

§3-3-6. Assistance to voter in voting an absent voter's ballot by

mail.

No voter shall receive any assistance in voting an absent

voter's ballot by mail unless he or she shall make a declaration at

the time he or she makes application for an absent voter's ballot

that because of blindness, disability, advanced age or inability to

read or write he or she requires assistance in voting an absent

voter's ballot.

Upon receipt of an absent voter's ballot by mail, the voter

who requires assistance in voting such ballot and who has indicated

he or she requires such assistance and the reasons therefor on the

application may select any eligible person to assist him or her in

voting.

The person providing assistance in voting an absent voter's

ballot by mail shall make an affidavit on a form as may be

prescribed by the secretary of state, that he will not in any

manner request, or seek to persuade, or induce the voter to vote

any particular ticket or for any particular candidate or for or

against any public question, and that he will not keep or make any

memorandum or entry of anything occurring within the voting booth

or compartment, and that he will not, directly or indirectly,

reveal to any person the name of any candidate voted for by the

voter, or which ticket he had voted, or how he had voted on any

public question, or anything occurring within the voting booth or

compartment or voting machine booth, except when required pursuant to law to give testimony as to such matter in a judicial

proceeding.

The term "assistance in voting" as used in this section shall

mean assistance in physically marking the official absent voter's

ballot for a voter, or reading or directing the voter's attention

to any part of the official absent voter's ballot.





Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session

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